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  • Three years after the attacks, Norway has been changed in exactly the way its leaders feared; It is a less democratic and less open society.
     
    On July 22, 2011  Norway saw the worst terrorist attack in its history. Anders Behring Breivik placed a handmade 950 kilogram bomb just outside...

  • Citizens of Uruguay have once more resorted to initiatives and referendums during the past two years. But for the first time the political right has turned to direct democracy in this South American country with a long and rich tradition of citizen lawmaking, reports Jorge Rebella from...

  • The representation of citizens in their legislature lies at the core of liberal democracy. It is widely recognized that all citizens are of equal worth and therefore have the same right to be present in legislatures and institutions of decision-making. There have been significant advances towards...

  • Despite the dramatic spread of democratic procedures in recent decades, there is a profound and growing deficit in substantive democracy everywhere. ‘They call it democracy but it isn’t’ was one of the slogans of the Spanish indignados.
    Nationalism is a way of deflecting...

  • California decided to cancel its regularly scheduled election campaigns this spring. OK, that’s not technically true. It just feels that way, reports Joe Mathewsfrom Los Angeles.
    Yes, on June 3, there will be elections across the state, and maybe a few people will show up. As a legal matter,...

  • Democracy is one of the universal and indivisible core values and principles of the United Nations. It is based on the freely expressed will of people and closely linked to the rule of law and exercise of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
    To read this brief documents about democracy and the...

  • The number of regional elections and what is at stake at these elections have increasedconsiderably over the past decades. Yet, the interpretation of regional election resultslacks behind, in particular explanations for when and how regional election resultsdeviate from national election results....